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Motel 6 Portland, Or - Central

3104-06 Southeast Powell Boulevard, Portland, OR 97202
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#29 of 30 motels in Portland
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Motel 6 Portland Central is conveniently located off of I-5 and Ross Island Bridge. Visit the Portland Zoo and Rose Garden only 5 miles. Restaurants are nearby. Free Wi-Fi is available in all smoke-free modern rooms.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Sunshine G wrote a review Nov 2023
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I stayed here for a medical emergency therevwas no hot water so finally changed rooms inpaid $100 for a $60 listed room as I was leaving I stripped the bed to find a huge shard of glass my daughter had slept on . The middle of the bed was broken so we couldnt even sleep ! Shannon jerked me around all evening stating I would get a refund not to leave a bad review to find out 4 hrs later "they can't do anything " there is homeless living in cars in parking lot. Drug dealers staying there hanging out dealing in the parking lot and prostitution obviously happening ! If I wouldn't have been in a emergency I would have never had stayed there . The rooms do not look anything like the typical motel 6 rooms just putrid! Go down the street to the next 1 ! Look at the gross body fluids on the bed I slept on ! Besides the glass !
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from GSix Claudia A Garcia-Gonzalez, Owner at Motel 6 Portland, Or - Central
Responded 7 Dec 2023
Hi Gina, Thank you for providing your feedback. Your experience is not our standard of service. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and would like to discuss your experience further. Please use the Contact Us feature on our website to connect with us. Lilith #Team6
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Tom083 wrote a review Sept 2023
Broseley, United Kingdom263 contributions181 helpful votes
I normally read reviews before booking stays, but foolishly trusted our experience of other Motel 6 stays. Having now read other reviews, so many really ‘chime’ with our own experience. The no-smoking room stank of stale cigarettes, although the room was tidy, nothing was particularly ‘clean’. TV didn’t work, wireless was non-existent and the pool grimey (I counted at least 4 cigarette buts floating on the surface). Generally felt unsafe although the location fairly good for exploring Portland. Only plus point was being right next door to a fantastic brewery with great food.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from GSix Claudia A Garcia-Gonzalez, Owner at Motel 6 Portland, Or - Central
Responded 11 Sept 2023
Hi Tom, Thanks for taking the time to share your review! We pride ourselves on providing a comfortable night's rest, so we’re always disappointed to hear when that doesn’t happen. Even though we fell short of your expectations this time, we’re committed to doing better next time, and apologize for any inconvenience. Lilith #Team6
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cncsun wrote a review May 2023
Ferntree Gully, Australia109 contributions11 helpful votes
Not a good hotel, the room was run down and very tired and the bed sheets had stains on them. The air conditioner was noisy. The area was bad lots of prostituties and deros in the area and nearby, the pool not available didn’t look like it had been used in years. Would not recommend
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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constance B wrote a review Mar 2023
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Motel 6 Portland Oregon Southeast location we stayed for three nights. We were warned of the smoking policies 3 times and to not spray in perfumes. Even tho it smelled like burnt curry in the office. She warned me no visitors three times and so I repeated the warnings so she would know I got it and was listening.. Not once did she smile or let me know where the ice machine was where the coke machine was or where I could find my room. All warnings... So at the end of 3 days with housekeeping on the 2nd day she said we could not have are deposit back because there were smoking stains on the bed!! I dont smoke and we slept on top of the bed covered by our own bedding. I was so upset.. They tried to lie when I disputed the keeping of the deposit. and i got it back . When I went to the property to retrieve my deposit they lied tried not to give it again and told me I was no longer welcome there. I got my deposit back thanks to complaining to cooperate. Funny it didnt smell like burnt curry in their office anymore hahaha!! They are scammers and should never run a motel 6.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Do not go there. They steal ur deposite under false allegations!!!!
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Responded 10 Apr 2023
Hi Constance, Thanks for taking the time to share your review! We pride ourselves on providing a comfortable night's rest, so we’re always disappointed to hear when that doesn’t happen. Even though we fell short of your expectations this time, we’re committed to doing better next time, and apologize for any inconvenience. Lilith #Team6
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Paulina W wrote a review Sept 2019
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So what are u going to do about it?? Cause so far nothing been done and I contacted you so many times. Paulina “I am so disappointed with the management and staff. I spend there few nights, and two of my necklaces were stolen. I called almost every day to speak with manager, she was never the one to answer the phone. I would asked to call me back, what never happened. It is just so disrespectful and it feels like once you paid then they do not care about your experience . I left few messages for her, asking for explanation and some help with whole situation. When I finally got to talk to her, she hang up on me. I am so disappointed with the way I was treated. Please never stay there! People are stilling and no one will care about that.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Josh an nancy davis wrote a review Jul 2019
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6 minutes ago Was scheduled and reservations made for a week to stay maybe stayed on the 20 minutes due to filth conditions I checked in blood all over the bathroom wall it was the most disgusting shady motel 6 ive ever been to top it my baby woke up to a bedbug on her pillow they need major updating better housekeepers I gave it a one-star would not recommend anybody
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 31 Jul 2019
Hi Josh and Nancy, On behalf of Motel 6, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience you incurred while our guest as this is not our standard. We are committed to guest satisfaction and appreciate you taking time to review your experience. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Lilith V. #Team6
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Cheryl R wrote a review Sept 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada106 contributions28 helpful votes
Originally I booked the downtown Motel 6, but then I looked more closely at it. Photos made it look shabby and reviews mentioned lack of parking - first come first serve - if no parking spots available, that's too bad. Also mentioned was a noisy train. Then I looked at this property, Portland Central - $20 cheaper for the night and decent reviews. Also looked like there was lots of parking, at least no reviewers were complaining they couldn't park their car, and the photos made the rooms look a lot more updated, and I also had the feeling I may have stayed here 10 years ago. Motel 6 is my top choice when I travel with my dogs, but I want a safe location where I can park my car near my room. I cancelled the reservation I made with the downtown property and booked Portland Central instead. This Motel 6 was not the easiest location to get to or leave. I was coming from Bend via Troutdale and found the motel fairly easily, fortunately in daytime because the Motel 6 sign was off. Don't know if it wasn't working or the staff didn't turn on the 6 but it was hard to see it when returning at night after I'd been shopping. So much for we'll leave the light on for you! LOL! The motel wasn't fully booked, Monday night and there were tons of available parking spots, so it's not like they turn the light off when there are no more rooms available. Room is small and clean. Or at least clean enough. When I was checking out and giving the room the once over I checked under the bed to make sure nothing had fallen under there. It was not clean. I doubt my dogs created that much dirt and hair in the 16 hours we had the room. No fridge or microwave like other Motel 6s have, but there was a communal microwave for use in the area where the vending and ice machines are located. Not that I used it - I went out to eat - but this might be useful info for someone else. Bathroom has shower only, one of those round jobs with safety bars. The Internet is free. I've encountered this type of WiFi at another Motel 6 location. I had my Kindle with me and I got online to Google and it defaulted me to Motel 6 log on where there's a choice of free Wifi or $4.99 and use your credit card to pay for it. Choose the free option. I used it for checking my email, not for surfing the net, and I found it just fine. Lots of parking. I was in a room at the back of the motel near the dog area, pretty convenient because I wouldn't want to walk the neighborhood at night. Even walking in daylight there's not much in the way of grass beside the sidewalks for the dogs to take care of business. For some reason Motel 6s I've been staying at lately are a magnet for filthy smokers to hang around outside my room and this motel was no different. There was a woman having a smoke outside my door after I checked in and got my key. The people in the room above were extremely noisy, clumping across the floor and then standing on the walkway hollering at each other. That might have been just my bad luck and not any particular common place circumstance at this Motel 6. You'd think people would be considerate late at night and keep their voices down, but again I don't know if that's an indication of the regular clientele here. I had concerns about the bag lady walking around the Motel 6 parking lot, but she left, maybe spurned on by me and my two dogs going for a walk right behind her. She met up with another person pushing a shopping cart just down the street. Then there was another I assume homeless lady pushing her worldly possessions with her when I came back from walking the dogs. Yup, definitely make sure you take all the stuff out of your car, and lock it and set the alarm.There's a park about half mile west with a sketchy clientele, and I'm pretty sure the homeless live here. I saw a dilapidated car parked or maybe broken down beside the park with a man standing nearby with all his possessions piled inside. The car had a smushed in roof and the windshield was shattered. I don't know if it was driveable. There's a shopping plaza across the street from the Motel 6 with a Target. McDonald's also just across the street. Several other small shops and restaurants nearby. This seems to be an older neighborhood with houses in decent condition and cars parked everywhere. This is new construction of an apartment or condo going on nearby. I would not be comfortable walking in this area at night, but it's fine in the day time. This Motel 6 is in a bad location to try to get back on the I-5 heading north. I was stuck in Portland traffic for 45 minutes before finally getting on the 405 around 8:30am and then onto the I-5. It was awful. For that reason alone, because it was highly inconvenient to highway access, I probably wouldn't stay at this motel again. Also the homeless population coming onto the Motel 6 property made me uncomfortable. This Motel 6 could benefit by hiring a security guard to patrol the grounds, I've seen that at other Motel 6 locations.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Room Tip: If you're not traveling with a dog, choose another hotel.
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Bill B wrote a review Jun 2018
Redmond, Oregon3 contributions1 helpful vote
I reserved a room with a queen bed,email conformation stated I had queen bed.The staff insisted I had a queen bed, but the bed was the smallest queen bed I have ever seen. Room was clean and hotel was quiet.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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teegobra wrote a review Jan 2018
Portland, Oregon6 contributions2 helpful votes
Comfy bed. Extremely nice staff. Nice remodel. Only complaint was the WiFi in the back room of the property. One they moved me it was great. Close to some very good restaurants and right on the bus line.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Cubiz wrote a review Aug 2017
Turin, Italy148 contributions32 helpful votes
The staff is amazing, but the cleanliness of the room was worst than the motel 6 thant I visited last year. No noises during my accommodation. Parking and location are ok, the motel is close to Portland. Internet is not free.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Nearby attractions include Studio One Theaters (1.0 km), Division Wines (1.0 km), and Teutonic Wine Company (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel 6 Portland, Or - Central?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a concierge.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Salt & Straw, Ava Gene's, and Bollywood Theater.
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Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Portland Center Stage at The Armory (4.8 km), Old Church (4.5 km), and Japanese American Historical Plaza (4.1 km).
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Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.